Two years ago, our world changed. And it wasn’t the pandemic.

Two years ago I pushed out a little baby following hours of agony. While the world lay in uncertainty of a fatal virus spreading rapidly, I lay in blissful ignorance accommodating to the birth of our firstborn. The birth of our family of three. One year ago we were deep in the throws of a …

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An Immigrant’s Experience with Craving and Making Food from Home: Christmas food

Christmas is a difficult time of year for me whenever I am not home with my large, loud family. (This past year of the pandemic, that pain reverberated with everyone.) Knowing what I know about how I need to cope with the season, I set about pestering my husband about getting a live Christmas tree …

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Sitting the Month: A Transition into Motherhood

For the past month, I've been eating foods heavy on ginger and sesame oil, and drinking Chinese herbal soups daily--all prepared by my mother. I've showered sparsely. I haven't gone outside except for our two-week check up, and I've mostly laid in bed or taken a few steps into the living room. I haven't done …

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